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Fee Policy & Disclaimer

Fee Policy

We charge legal costs (including professional fees, charges, expenses and disbursements) on one of two bases, namely:
  1. on a fixed fee basis, which is advised to you and agreed in advance. We adopt this basis for property transactions, short advices and other work where it is possible to estimate the work required to be done and its cost with reasonable certainty;
  2. on an hourly rate basis, with a range of estimates as to likely fees. We adopt this basis for litigation work and general commercial work and other work where it is not possible to accurately estimate the cost of the work to be done.

In respect of payment, we can choose to:

  • request the payment in advance of an estimated amount or an agreed amount of the fees and disbursements
  • bill regularly the fees and disbursements payable
  • bill on completion of the matter the fees and disbursements payable.

Once the parameters of the work required are known, we will issue a Costs Disclosure Agreement which contains an outline of the work to be done and the anticipated cost or costs in carrying out the work. A Costs Disclosure Agreement will not be issued where the work to be done is less than $750, or where the fees and disbursements to be charged are covered by an extension of an existing Costs Disclosure Agreement.

Disclaimer Notice

The articles in this website provide a summary of the law. They do not cover the whole of the relevant law on their subject matter.

Moreover, because legal language is avoided wherever possible, there may be some generalisations about the application of the law. Some provisions of the law referred to have exceptions or important qualifications. In most cases, your particular circumstances need to be taken into account when determining how the law applies to you.

For these reasons, the articles are not a substitute for professional advice. Nor can we accept any responsibility for any actions you may take or not take, after having read the articles.
Liability is limited by the Solicitors Scheme, approved under the Professional Standards Act 1994 (NSW).

Copyright Notice

The material in this newsletter is Copyright. Anthony J. Cordato. Sydney 2007. A licence to use the material will be granted, on application, free of charge, where the material is to be used for self education or for non-profit purposes and an appropriate acknowledgement is made of the source of the material and the copyright. Permission may also be granted for commercial use of the material, on terms, on application. In all cases, unless permission is given, the reproduction of the material by written, electronic or other form is prohibited.
The pen and ink illustrations are by Yolande Bull, and are published with the kind permission of Lexis Nexis.

Anthony J. Cordato

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